Traditional & Unique Ring Engraving Ideas

Choosing the perfect wedding ring often takes incredible patience, skill, and thoughtfulness. Does your partner prefer gold or silver? Do they want a traditional style or a modern, bespoke jewelry piece? Will you purchase one directly from the case or choose something vintage?  At the end of this process, will you choose a wedding ring […]

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Men’s Wedding Rings: What Kind of Wedding Band Should I Get My Husband?

Did you know that men’s wedding bands were uncommon until the mid-20th century? With a wide selection of bespoke jewelry styles, however, it’s clear that the modern tradition has really taken off. When choosing a wedding ring for your husband, there are a number of options to take into consideration, including sizing, material, personal style, […]

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Why Diamond Mining’s Environmental Impact Matters

When you purchase a piece of jewelry, do you check where the gemstones come from and how they’re mined? Mining is the only method to retrieve them, and diamond mining process almost always leaves destruction and devastation in its wake. There’s never been a better time to invest in ethical diamond solutions that provide safe, […]

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How Gemstone Sizes Affect Custom Jewelry

If you’re purchasing a precious gemstone, you’ll quickly learn that its size is determined by the weight or carat value. If you haven’t used a gemstone size chart before, you may wonder why they’re so important. What Are Calibrated Gemstones? Calibrated gemstones are standard sizes and cuts that fit the regular settings used in most […]

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How Many Different Colors of Gold Are There?

When most people are asked about colors of gold, yellow and white varieties typically come to mind. And while these two hues are certainly the standard for most luxury jewelry, there’s an entire rainbow of gold alloys that are just as stunning. Our Mokume Gane jewelry harnesses a wide variety of gorgeous shades to produce […]

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4 Beautiful Ancient Metalworking Jewelry Still Beloved Today

Metalworking Jewelry Techniques of the Millennia With millennia of ancient metalworking jewelry techniques at our fingertips, it’s inevitable that jewelry continues to be influenced by time-old traditions. From Egyptian gilding to Damascus steel (that inspires our Mokume Gane fine jewelry), expert metalworkers are proud to carry on the legacy of these intricate methods. Egyptian Gilding […]

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7 Unique Diamond Alternatives for Engagement Rings

Our Diamond Alternatives list It’s no secret that millennial and GenZ couples are more focused on sustainability, which often means purchasing engagement and wedding rings created with recycled gold and ethical diamonds. Though solitaire engagement rings are still the top sellers, trends show that diamonds are becoming less popular. Modern brides are instead choosing to […]

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How to Make Diamonds Look Bigger

It’s no secret that a solitaire diamond is the most popular ring setting for modern brides, and it’s the quintessential symbol of commitment. While these single-stone settings have been favored for a century, large diamonds can be expensive for couples on a budget. However, there are easy ways to make diamonds look bigger – without […]

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The Surprising History of the Mokume Gane Technique

Inspired by fabled Damascus steel sword making of the 9th century, Mokume Gane techniques have been used to create distinctive Japanese metalwork pieces for over 500 years.Decorative patterns were hand-hammered and fired to craft the handles and sheaths of Mokume Gane katanas. The intricate artisanship meant that these pieces were status symbols in feudal Japan […]

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Lab-Grown Diamonds vs. Natural Diamonds: Everything You Need to Know

Natural diamonds are breathtaking works of art created by the earth over millennia. These diamonds have inclusions, or small flaws, caused during their formation. Like a snowflake, no two diamonds are alike, and their inclusions may come in feather, heart, or even the shape of an animal. Instead of devaluing them, imperfections make diamonds more […]

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Celebrate Women’s Day with Sustainable And Ethical Jewelry Custom-Made

Erosion, Jaume Labro’s latest collection of sustainable and ethical jewelry custom-made, is perfect for the trendsetting woman in your life. These undeniably stunning, handcrafted creations mirror the asymmetrical designs found in nature, and are fashioned from only the most ethical of sources. Ideal for those who appreciate minimalistic construction and raw elegance, we are certain […]

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Inspiring Sitting Down with Sustainable Jewelry’s Jose Luis Fettolini

Since founding his E-learning platform, Workshop R2, Jose Luis Fettolini has combined his love of jewelry design with educational and consultation services. There, his clients (which include international companies, brands, and jewelers) study marketing strategies, ethical and sustainable practices, and emotional branding for high-end fashion and jewelry brands. Environmental responsibility is at the forefront of […]

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2018 Jewelry Trends & Insights by Leading Industry Experts

2018 Jewelry Trends Guests In the world of jewelry today, few experts hold as much reverence as Katerina Perez, Anthony DeMarco, Jose Luis Fetollini, and Cathleen McCarthy. Their work includes articles that detail upcoming trends, historical significance of craftsmanship, and an emphasis on sustainability as well. Jaume Labro was fortunate enough to speak with these […]

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12 Questions with The Jewelry Loupe’s Cathleen McCarthy

Accomplished journalist and founder of The Jewelry Loupe, Cathleen McCarthy has been focusing her blog’s attention on jewelry auctions and exhibits, upcoming trends, and the movers and shakers of the industry since 2009. Whether you’re a serious follower of fashion or looking for inspiration, this former Accent editor-in-chief provides incredible insight into the dynamic world […]

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11 Questions with Jewelry News Network’s Anthony DeMarco

As the founder and editor-in-chief of the Jewelry News Network, Anthony DeMarco has reported on the finer things in life for more than a decade. A contributor to VO+ and Forbes, DeMarco offers readers a rare peek into the luxury jewelry sector. From auction news to upcoming gemological conferences to specialist interviews, DeMarco possesses the […]

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All That Glitters: 12 Questions with Katerina Perez

You’d be hard-pressed to find anyone in the jewelry world as respected and sought-after as Katerina Perez. Gemologist, journalist, and expert, Perez has built a career from her deep love of all that glimmers and glitters. Trained at The Gemmological Association of Great Britain (GBA), London-based Perez quickly developed a cult following after the launch […]

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All of Your Engagement Ring Questions: Answered

Finding the perfect engagement ring is a time-honored tradition, but it’s also an incredibly difficult undertaking. From the fit to the style to the budget, there are a seemingly endless array of obstacles to overcome. To assist you with this enormous task, we’ve compiled a list of the most common engagement ring questions that we […]

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Promise Rings | Significance and Meaning in the 21st Century

The Greeks were among the first to wear rings not only to represent marriage but also as a pledge of fidelity or loyalty. Throughout the centuries, various western civilizations adorned themselves similarly. In Roman times, the Claddagh ring – featuring two hands for friendship and a crown-topped heart for loyalty – was a popular choice for […]

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Let It Ring: A 100-Year History of Engagement Rings

Choosing the perfect engagement ring is a monumental task. While a simple solitaire will never go out of style – and has always been the most popular choice for a diamond engagement ring – the gorgeous and remarkable trends that have glimmered over the last century may be great points of inspiration. For the magpies among us, […]

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A Man’s Guide to Buying the Perfect Engagement Ring for Her

Selecting an engagement ring for your partner is an enormous step in your life, and can be overwhelming with a market inundated with choices. With our step-by-step guide, we hope to ease the pressure off of picking an engagement ring for women. Buying the Perfect Engagement Ring: 1 Stay Within Budget It goes without saying […]

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Marcel Tolkowsky: The Father of the Ideal Diamond Cut

When you are searching for the perfect piece of diamond jewelry, you simply know when you have found the right one. The way it shines, the weight against your skin, the texture of the materials and the instinct that the piece was meant especially for you. While our love for jewelry is often based on […]

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